The patron xom cafe in the CBD has had its doors open for a couple of months.
It was originally set up in the 1990s by a couple who came to Melbourne to escape the cold.
Today the cafe has been in business for nearly four decades.
It is one of a number of cafes and restaurants in Melbourne that have been around for centuries.
“It’s an amazing place to be,” said Sarah Smith, the owner of the cafe.
But as a woman who has been running a café for nearly 40 years, the cafe is not about the food, but the people.
I just want to make it a place where we can be ourselves, she said.
Smith said the cafe was started as a way to escape boredom and loneliness in the city.
The owner of xo Cafe, Sarah Smith (left), and her husband, John (right), who runs the cafe, walk through the front door of the establishment in the Melbourne CBD.
She said she has worked hard to bring the cafe into the 21st century.
“I’m really happy that we’ve been able to open the doors and allow people to come in, relax and enjoy the café and see the world through the eyes of someone who lives in the community,” Smith said.
The cafe’s owners are not expecting too many visitors this weekend, but they have had some great responses from customers.
One customer who came in on a Sunday afternoon was happy to talk to the owner.
Sarah Smith said patrons have been very welcoming, and she has had many requests for drinks.
We just want the people to enjoy the food and the service,” Smith told ABC News.
In the days since opening, patrons have enjoyed a wide range of cuisines and styles of food.
John Smith said he had enjoyed his time in the cafe and was excited to open his own café.
He said he wanted to bring a little more of his own flair to the space.
A customer arrives at the patron yo cafe in South Yarra, south-west of Melbourne, on Sunday, November 20, 2018.
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